Of recent years, the Maison has taken inspiration from other cutting-edge industries, giving birth to an iconic alliance with Italian super car designers Lamborghini Squadra Corse. What happened next was an example of what actually happens when visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers. Housing the RD103SQ in a Ceramic Composite Fiber (CCF) and titanium case, the Excalibur Aventador S was the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership. Now in pristine white and limited to just eight pieces, the Excalibur Aventador S online exclusive features a range of easily identifiable design elements drawn directly from its motorised alter ego, complete with two sprung balances inclined at 45 degrees, strut bars, a power reserve with racing codes and an Alcantara strap.
Not to mention a world premiere in the form of Ceramic Composite Fiber. Twenty per cent lighter than carbon, this state-of-the-art material is the result of a manufacturing process developed at Roger Dubuis and a symbol of the technical prowess. Used in aerospace as a heat shield, and in this instance combined with ceramic for its resistance, resin is one of the hardest of all materials. The achievement of using it in watchmaking is a true affirmation of Roger Dubuis’ uncontested place in the universe.